℗ 1957 Parlophone Records Limited; A Warner Classics release,
 

Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36 - Purcell: Suite

Sir John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra

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Barbirolli & Suite for Strings, Woodwinds and Horns  
1.1
I. Andante maestoso - Allegro (After The Gordian Knot Untied, Z. 597)
Henry Purcell; John Barbirolli; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
3:57
1.2
II. Tempo do menuetto (After The Virtuous Wife, Z. 611)
Henry Purcell; John Barbirolli; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
2:00
1.3
III. Andantino (After King Arthur, Z. 628)
Henry Purcell; John Barbirolli; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
1:39
1.4
IV. Allegrettto giocoso (After Abdelazar, Z. 570)
Henry Purcell; John Barbirolli; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
1:36
1.5
V. Largo (After Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626)
Henry Purcell; John Barbirolli; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
2:45
1.6
VI. Allegro (After King Arthur, Z. 628)
Henry Purcell; John Barbirolli; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
2:01
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"  
1.7
Theme
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
1:32
1.8
Introduction - Variation I. L'istesso tempo "C.A.E."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
1:31
1.9
Variation II. Allegro "H.D.S-P."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
0:43
1.10
Variation III. Allegretto "R.B.T."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
1:19
1.11
Variation IV. Allegro di molto "W.M.B."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
0:29
1.12
Variation V. Moderato "R.P.A."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
1:58
1.13
Variation VI. Andantino "Ysobel"
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
1:14
1.14
Variation VII. Presto "Troyte"
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
0:57
1.15
Variation VIII. Allegretto "W.N."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
1:39
1.16
Variation IX. Adagio "Nimrod"
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
3:23
1.17
Variation X. Intermezzo. Allegretto "Dorabella"
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
2:09
1.18
Variation XI. Allegro di molto "G.R.S."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
0:51
1.19
Variation XII. Andante "B.G.N."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
2:42
1.20
Variation XIII. Romanza. Moderato "***"
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
2:37
1.21
Variation XIV. Finale. Allegro "E.D.U."
Edward Elgar; Sir John Barbirolli; Hallé Orchestra
5:06
Total Playing Time    42:08
Sir John Barbirolli heads the Hallé Orchestra to present this legacy programme of works from English composers Sir Edward Elgar and Henry Purcell. Warner Classics releases this stunning recording as part of a brand new series, The Complete Warner Recordings. Spanning over 40 years, these recordings trace the career of Sir John Barbirolli, a conductor of proverbial warmth and generosity, a transformative force in British music and a legendary figure who collaborated with the greatest artists of his time. Shortly before his death in 1970 he completed a Sibelius cycle with the Hallé Orchestra, whose fortunes he had steered for nearly three decades, and among other composers closely linked with his name are Elgar, Delius, Brahms, Mozart, Mahler and Puccini. The wide-ranging contents of this landmark set, which comprises all the recordings Barbirolli made for HMV and PYE. Everything has been remastered in high definition, LP-era recordings from the original tapes, and 78-era recordings from the best available sources.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-21 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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